Digital Enterprise Funding is launched to support growth of Leeds based SMBs
Everything Voice is working alongside Digital Enterprise to launch its Voucher Scheme, which comprises a £3.5 million pot of funding being offered to privately owned B2B organisations in the Leeds region, who have <250 employees and are looking to grow. Stretching from Calderdale to York and from the Yorkshire Dales to Dewsbury, it is anticipated there will be a huge number of businesses entering the application process.
As the digital and technology landscape offers so many opportunities to the UK economy – many of which are inaccessible to SMBs due to the investment they require, this scheme has been specifically designed to now make these achievable. Employers across all sectors are increasingly needing to deploy new technologies to raise their efficiency, productivity, mobility and competitiveness – with enhanced connectivity and hosted/cloud-based solutions coming up high on the list of priorities.
This funding will support projects such as these, up to a maximum value of £25,000 and offers a fast approval process which will take an estimated 7 days for each application it receives. As expert providers of Business Communications and Connectivity solutions, Founder and Director at Everything Voice, Neil Hutchinson tells us, “Everything Voice will work with current and future clients to design tailored proposals and make the most of the funding available to SMBs across the Leeds region. We have a full range of Connectivity solutions which suit all budgets and infrastructure needs, and as specialists in communications, we have seen the rapid growth of Hosted VoIP & Telephony solutions which offer a highly efficient, reliable and cost effective communications platform for organisations with under 250 employees.”
Everything Voice are a sister company to Leeds-based IT Infrastructure specialists NETprotocol, who have built a highly sophisticated suite of Hosted and Cloud-based solutions for the SMB sector including Storage, Backup, Disaster Recovery and IT Security – each of which this scheme will support with funding. With 80% of NETprotocol’s client-base coming from the legal sector, their Hosted solutions have to meet the stringent needs of highly regulated industries and offer unbeatable standards in terms of both security, reliability and value.
With the Digital Enterprise scheme officially set to launch in January 2017, Everything Voice are now looking to source 3 companies to join the pilot phase taking place in December 2016 – where these organisations will get first chance to apply for funding before it is offered out to the market – at which point it is anticipated the finance will quickly disappear due to such a high demand for the types of project it is looking to support.
“As a Leeds-born, local firm, Everything Voice knows the region well and is looking forward to working with Digital Enterprise to help its fellow SMBs in the area to kick-start 2017 on a high, through maximising their potential for growth and success from the outset.” Neil adds.
For more information on how to apply for funding, what types of project will be funded and support with the application process, contact Neil Hutchinson at Everything Voice on the details below who will be happy to help: